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Tom Vilsack cant afford to remain in the 2008 race

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posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 10:53 PM
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Tom Vilsack cant afford to remain in the 2008 race


Source Link: www.cnn.com

This process has become to a great extent about money. A lot of money," Vilsack told reporters in Des Moines, Iowa.

"I think it's a truism at this point that you can have lots of great qualities, you can have name recognition, you can have a good organization, you can have great ideas, if you don't have the money you don't have the campaign," said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based group that tracks money in politics.
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posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 11:02 PM
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Hmm there is some food for thought on offer .
This is a non partisan issue that needs to be examined and dealt with in a sensible.

Are Americans bothered by the fact that it is possible that the best fund raiser and not the best candidate may have a chance at winning nomination ?

Or do Americans just see this as another product of capitalist evolution ?

I think that a candidate should win on merit but its a hard issue to tackle even if they fully support a candidate what extremely high income earner is going to write a blank check in support of a candidate ?

American politicians should never be above taking a donation from the general public aside from the fact every dollar counts it shows that he/she is still connected to the general population.



posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 11:26 PM
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Personally I think that it should be that a candidate can not spend
more than $5,000.


Butunfortunately that won't happen soon.

They should alsp allbe given an equal amount of free public air time.



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 12:28 AM
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The problem of fund raising is a growing problem, and one that appears to have no real solution. Draconian limits on campaign spending all have run afoul of the First Amendment in the courts, while others that stand up all have loopholes. When all is said and done the total amount spent on the 2008 presidential election will be near, if not surpass, $2 billion.




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